Front view of the cottage with superb views
Kitchen with views over the garden
View through the arch to the hidden garden seating area
Enjoy a good start to the day before exploring
Pretty double room
Looking out over the fields
Double bedroom with storage and dressing table
Or enjoy the garden on a summer's evening
A second cosy double
With handy storage
Perfect for a relaxing night's sleep
The stylish family shower room
Anyone for a game of table tennis on a rainy day?
Games room with table tennis
Enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in the garden
Lots of space to run off some steam on the lawned garden
These are the views that will greet you in this gorgeous area
Experience the sense of freedom and breathe in that fresh air
Nearby Roseberry Topping
Stunning scenery of North York Moors near Stokesley
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16 / 25  Perfect for a relaxing night's sleep
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25 / 25  Stunning scenery of North York Moors near Stokesley

Kirby School Cottage

Stokesley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A  beautifully converted cottage in a peaceful countryside spot, perfect for couples, or a small family
  • Enviable location to visit popular Roseberry Topping, walk the Cleveland way and explore the North Yorkshire Moors
  • Keen cyclists and walkers can rest their bikes, boots and feet after a day exploring
  • Located on the edge of the historic town of Stokesley and within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops
  • Enjoy some competitive fun in the games room with table tennis
  • Stokesley Agricultural Show, first held in 1859, is held every year on the third Saturday in September
Property code: 75544

Pretty cottage perfectly sits just outside of Stokesley, the gateway to the North York Moors National Park. With the added bonus of scenic drives to the North Yorkshire coast, this makes an exciting base to explore Country and Coast in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire.

This attractive, converted cottage is the ideal property for two couples or a small family looking to explore the stunning Yorkshire coast and countryside. Situated 1.5 miles to the east of the popular market town of Stokesley, where the friendly  pubs, cafes and independent shops are all within easy reach. It also has plenty of history to uncover, a regular country market and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, including the stunning local landmark, Roseberry Topping. There are plenty of other picturesque local villages to discover nearby too, like Great Ayton (3 miles)  and Osmotherley (11.5 miles) which also offer a range of eateries/shops and are perfect for lazy strolls. For something more challenging, as ‘the gateway to the North York Moors’, Stokesley also has a number of walking and cycling routes close by, and of course, there is the Cleveland Way,  that will allow you to get out, enjoy the great outdoors and immerse yourself in the dramatic, heather-clad uplands.

Light floods into this immaculate property through the many windows, bouncing off the neutral white and grey tones throughout, whilst the original vaulted ceilings and exposed beams help to add a sense of space to this modern cottage.

Stepping inside, you find yourself in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which is bright and airy. The furniture is a mix of contemporary and traditional and includes a two seater sofa, an easy chair and comfortable dining chairs which work well in this attractive conversion. There is a Smart TV for watching your favourite shows. The kitchen is well-equipped and has everything you’ll need to cook a meal to enjoy together at the dining table.

The property has two delightful double bedrooms that are also light and calming and one family shower room. For competitive guests, there is the fun addition of a games room with table tennis, so grab your bats and get ready for a tournament. Alternatively, you can use this room as a bike store, should you need it. In here, there is also a fridge freezer.

Outside, there is a pretty country garden with a large lawn area to enjoy. There is also a more secluded ‘secret’ garden through an archway where you can enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening whilst soaking up the sounds of the countryside. You may also get a visit from the owners’ hen, Doris or Fabio and Chilli, their friendly cat and dog  as they live next door and may like to say hello. There is off-road parking for one car next to the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and midi dishwasher
  • Fridge freezer in games room
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Bike storage in games room
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • TV in lounge

In addition to Stokesley, which is your nearest town, there is also the attractive village of Great Ayton (3.5 miles), which has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (2 miles from Great Ayton and 5.5 miles from the property); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

There is also the vibrant little village of Osmotherley (12.5 miles) that is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, with walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

To breathe in the fresh, sea air without hiking there, head across the northern edge of the North York Moors to the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea (16.5 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf. A little further away is Whitby (28 miles), which is probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshire's seaside resorts. It is an idyllic location for a holiday, with its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants and independent shops/bars/cafes along its medieval streets. Dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious and famously inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Craig 26th October 2019

We had a lovely time at Kirby Cottage. The owner was very friendly and helpful, even took our kids for a walk with their dog :-) The cottage is very clean and well presented. Lots to do within a short drive and lots more places around about an hours drive away. We had a great time and would go back again!

Reviewed by Richard 21st September 2019

This cottage was perfect in every way. clean,tidy and a home from home. We are definitely going back next year for a longer holiday as a weekend is not enough. The views are breathtaking so peaceful just a great place to sit back and relax. Steph the lady who owns the cottage is very lovely and friendly she made our stay wonderful. The near by townRead more has super shops and great places to eat, not far by car to the beach, example Whitby and Scarborough. A little piece of heaven in north yorkshire. Hide

Reviewed by Ronald 13th September 2019

A very relaxing stay in a beautiful area. Special thanks to our host Steph for a such a warm welcome.

Reviewed by Diane 21st August 2019

What a lovely place to stay with generous and welcoming hosts. Perfect for a family of 4 and kids especially loved the table tennis , outdoor space and resident pets. We would totally recommend this cottage and are already planning when we can go back to this lovely holiday home and area.

Reviewed by Fred 17th August 2019

The inside of the cottage is brand new and has a nice modern fill about it .Also the view from the back of cottage looks onto farm fields, And the front of the cottage opens out onto the main house gardens that are will maintain, also the owners of the cottage are very helpful and friendly to.. So if you don't like it here you won't like it any wheRead morere . Hide

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Front view of the cottage with superb views
Kitchen with views over the garden
View through the arch to the hidden garden seating area
Enjoy a good start to the day before exploring
Pretty double room
Looking out over the fields
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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